Well Woo Hoo!, what nice surprises to find out this week that this month’s issue of New York Magazine considered my book on of the Top Ten books of the year and one of the two best “counter culture coffee table books” along with “Banksy: Wall and Piece” (what good company I keep!). See it on-line at http://nymag.com/arts/cultureawards/2007/41801/ and go to the second page (I’m sending you to the first page so you can see they put my book next to Picasso, don’t ya know). What a nice one-line rave: “This was a breakout (or sellout) year for graffiti—that system of urban hieroglyphics for which Grody’s monumental Graffiti L.A. is a Rosetta stone.”

As if that wasn’t cool enough, Publishers Weekly has me on their list of Best Book of 2007 (Non-fiction). To see their original starred review, see my Press section.
“A 17-year effort, this stunning, definitive examination of Los Angeles street art details all aspects of the still-illegal form with 900 gorgeous photographs, testimony from a double-handful of artists and additional material on an included CD-ROM.”

3 Responses to “New York Mag and PW Top Book Awards”

  1. on 21 Dec 2007 at 6:55 pmCarl

    Congratulations Steve!

  2. on 05 Feb 2008 at 4:47 pmfontgoddess

    Congratulations on all of the accolades! It was exciting to read these articles (and I read them when you posted them, just forgot to come back and comment).

    Something popped up in my RSS reader today that I found exceptionally fascinating and thought you might find interesting as well:
    Iraq: Graffiti by US Soldiers, gangs tags & graffiti writing:

  3. on 05 Feb 2008 at 5:01 pmfontgoddess

    LA graffiti news (in case for some reason you missed it):

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